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The Working Class Goes to Heaven (free film screening at the CCC)

“Steeped in the volatile political conflicts taking place in Italy at the time, the Hot Autumn of 1969, the rejection of the compromises of the Italian communist Party (PCI), the refusal of work, factory and university occupations, Elio Petri’s film The Working Class Goes to Heaven explores the struggles in the factory in all their contradictions; between consumerism and work, alienation, libidinal desire, self-destruction and, potentially, collective action. The Working Class Goes to Heaven demonstrates an impressive and inspiring illustration of the exploitation of capital society and the alienation of workers under this system. It showed us how the ruling class manipulates the ideology into people’s mind by alienating them through work, and how the workers are exploited with and without being conscious of that. Furthermore, it also gives us a sketch of the futility of reformism and the issues which will be confronted in the process of revolution.”

December 18th 7pm at the CCC (732 E Clarke St.)

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Radio Alice Film ‘Lavorare con lentezza’ Screening at the CCC (tonight…)
02/11/2010, 12:45 PM
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I know this is a bit late…

“Italy 1970’s – a period of massive social conflict. Two young people take a job digging a tunnel for another person’s bank heist out of a shared detest for the work that left one’s father dead and the other’s dead alive in the factory. While digging, they become intrigued by the messages coming from pirate radio station 100.6FM radio alice. In seeking out the station and eventually helping to contribute content, the two are exposed to a smattering of (anti)political ideas and ways of living. In the end, it is left up to the viewers to sort through and pick out which ideas hold value and which should be guarded against.”

7PM
free